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  • Week 39: A second tooth and a whole load of new things

    Dearest Olivia,

    Sprouted a second tooth – a new addition to your pretty smile. Both your teeth are wonky.

    You know a few words. Christmas tree and lights. They have to be your Christmas tree and your lights though. We will ask you, ‘Where is your Christmas tree?’ and you will turn to look at it. You also know ‘bee’ the one on your play mat – and will poke at it with your finger, though you only know it sometimes.

    You love the baby in the bathroom. She is your reflection. She is the only one you will wave bye-bye to without hesitation. All other times when we tell you to wave bye-bye is totally dependent on how you are feeling at that time.

    You know head-to-head, where we rub our foreheads together vigorously!

    You’re cruising, and taking the corners now.

    You are crawling so fast, you often dive face forward smack in to the floor because of the friction from your knees.

    It is almost impossible to take your photo now because you are just on the go all the time! You never tire!

    You love to dance. We tell you to dance and hum a tune – and you’ll be bobbing up and down to the tune.

    When we give you a drink of water, and you refuse it, you will just blow bubbles in the cup. Funny the first time… Still funny… But you really do need to drink your water.

    I play with you Round & round the garden, like a teddy bear… one step, two step… and because you know it so well now, before I can tickle-you-under-there….. you start giggling even before I touch you!

    You’re just a little bundle full of funnies and I am enjoying every moment I have with you.

    Thank you for giving me this joy.


    Love, Mummy.

  • Week 37: Cruising And A Tooth

    Dearest Olivia,

    See your first tooth? I think you have the most gorgeous smile!


    As for the cruising, you’re holding on to anything and everything to move from right to left and back again. You haven’t figured out how to make corners yet though. Too cute. I can’t remember a time when I have looked at you, and you have not brought a smile to my face.

    I love you baby girl.

    Love, Mummy.

  • Week 35 – Cute as a button

    Dearest Olivia,

    Of course I am biased when I think you are Oh-So-Cute!



    Every time you smile at me, all I want to do is rush over to you and give you a big cuddle.

    Sometimes you hug me back… and say ‘Ahhhhhhhh…’ and sometimes you kiss me back, though you kiss with your mouth open, and dribble saliva all over my face!

    It’s almost impossible to touch your face – every time I want to clean your face, you respond as if I had just punched your face. You would scream and fuss.

    Recently, you will only answer to Olivia… You would pretend you could not hear me if I called you Ollie.

    This week (it was on Friday, just before you turned 8 months!) – you started saying MaMa and BaBa. It was just before bed time, and you were crawling around my bed, and suddenly, you just said MaMa… and this was followed by BaBa. Both me and your PaPa heard it – and we were both so excited! Then you crawled towards me, and touched my leg, and said MaMa. And that pretty much felt like the best thing in the world, and almost brought tears to my eyes. Of course I am well aware you said it indiscriminately! True enough, the next day – everything was MaMa, so fluent you are with your MaMa.

    I love you my little peanut!




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  • Week 34: Learning something new everyday

    Dearest Olivia,


    Last week you started crawling instead of creeping or floor-swimming.

    A day later – you pulled yourself up. I went to the bathroom to wash my hands for a couple of seconds, I came back to see you standing up, grinning away! So I took a photo right away!


    This week, there’s no holding you down or holding you back. You are ALWAYS on the go. You are a bundle of endless energy. You have your naps, wake up, all charged up and all ready to go-go-go.

    You are pulling yourself up on anything you can grab a hold on. You cannot sit still for even a minute. While you were in my tummy, I envisioned us sitting together in the afternoons, with you tucked snugly in my lap, and I am reading to you one of my favourite stories – OH! How wrong I am! My little energy ball… Little Energizer Bunny… That goes on-and-on-and-on…and-on…

    My little girl – you cannot imagine the fun I am having with you! The joy you bring to me and your PaPa, little Miss Sunshine.

    I love you.

    XOXO, Mummy